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Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 7:51 AM

Muskogee Police are looking into a case where Jared Bennett of Muskogee was accused by two young girls of inappropriately touching them and then taking one of the girls possibly out of state, away from her mother.

The mother reported that the now-missing girl had said Bennett had been touching her inappropriately for the past few years, and another girl, related to the first girl, said he had been doing the same to her. The mother contacted DHS, which she said told her to keep her daughter away from Bennett until it could investigate.

Bennett, however, showed up at the mother’s house, according to an affidavit filed by her, and took the girl, who didn’t show up to school the next day and may have been taken out of state with him to Colorado, where he spends part of his time. The mother said she has called and texted the girl and has received no response.

Muskogee Police investigators are working the situation as a missing persons case, according to spokeswoman Lynn Hamlin. No further updates on the active case are available.